Everything We Know About Android Q’s Amazing Features So Far

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The countdown has begun and the clock is ticking. 

Are you ready for the next rollout version of Andriod?

Yes! The time has finally come when Android’s next version officially now branded as Android 10 is all set to launch soon on the market. 

This blog will cover all the details that you need to know about Android Q’s (as it was earlier known).

Starting from the release date, to the major changes, updates and new amazing features every information is mentioned below. 

So keep scrolling…..

Unlike the regular type, this time the version’s one of the major changes is in its naming scheme.

Android 10 will not be associated with a dessert theme name Q as it was originally known but will mimic Apple’s iOS to identify with a version number. 

According to the Google support agent, Android 10 will be officially released to all Google Pixel devices on 3rd September 2019.

It is being speculated that the update will be available on all Google Pixel devices. 

Let us have a look at….

Android 10’s amazing features so far
Apart from the rebranding from Android Q to Android 10 there are quite a few more exciting changes in the features. Starting from a dark theme for the full system to a new navigation method, below is a list of all the features of Android 10 (a.k.a. Android Q).

No more desert names

android 1.5 cupcake

In recent months, there has been much speculation about the name of Android Q. Since Android 1.5 Cupcake, each version of Android is accompanied by a delicious dessert name. With Android Q, however, things change.

Google has officially finished with the names of desserts and changes to a simpler numbering scheme. As such, the official name of Android Q is simply “Android 10”.

Renewed Appearance

android app renewed appearance
For the first time since 2014, Google renews the appearance of the Android brand, which consists of a redesigned logo with a green robot head. Every time you see the Android logo text, you will also see this little robot but only the head, not the entire body.

Public beta version is now available for several Android phones



Android-Q-Beta

In general, with Android versions, Google published a preview of the developer for its next version of Android in March, followed by a public beta version to which everyone could subscribe in May when organizing their annual I/O conference.

This year, Google decided to do things a little differently by offering its first developer and public beta draft the same day, March 13, 2019. On April 3, beta 2 was available with some bug fixes and new features Then beta 3 was released by Google on May 7 at its annual I/O conference and on June 5, beta 4 debuted. Beta 5 rolled out on July 10 and more recently, beta 6 ( the last beta) was launched on August 7.

In addition to Pixel phones, you can also subscribe to the beta version of Android 10 for OnePlus 6T, Sony Xperia Z3, and LG G8. In fact, the beta version is available for 20 phones from 12 manufacturers. After logging into your account and choosing the device for which you want to register, you will receive a wireless update on your phone to download and install Android 10.

No longer back button for navigation



android q back button disappearance

The Back button, an Android navigation method, will officially disappear with Android 10.

After the foot gesture navigation that kept the old back button, Android 10 now has a totally gesture-based navigation method. Dragging up goes home, swiping up and holding down shows the multitasking menu, and sliding the left or right edge of the screen goes back.

This is a great change for Android navigation. According to Google, the design of the application is changing so that the first slide opens a side menu and a double slide has recovered it.

System-wide dark theme

android 10 dark theme

After much persuasion, Google has confirmed that Android 10 would have a dark theme throughout the system that can be activated and deactivated at any time through a quick settings switch.

Better yet, Google has also created a new API that developers can use to darken their applications when the system is activated.

New theme options

android 10 theme options

Being able to customize our phones as much as possible is one of the things that makes Android so powerful and with Android 10, something exciting could be happening in this area.

Initially present in the Beta 1 development options, there are settings to change the accent color of the entire user interface. As of August 7 and beta 6, the available colors include:

Blue (default)
Black
Green
Purple
Cinnamon
Ocean
Space
Orchid

In Beta 2, a new application called “Pixel Themes” has appeared. Although it is not yet functional, it is assumed that these customization tools will also be functional in the final version.

Live Caption transcribes media locally in real-time

android 10 live feature

Hidden subtitles are essential for deaf and hard of hearing people to understand what is said in a video, podcast, game or other means of communication where words are spoken, and to ensure their availability almost everywhere. Android 10 comes with a feature called “Live Caption”.

Live Caption can provide real-time subtitles for almost anything on your phone when someone is talking and the best thing is that it happens locally on the device. In other words, no internet connection is required.

You can enable live subtitles through the accessibility settings of Android 10. This will be beneficial for many users.

Big changes for permissions as well



changes in android 10 privacy

Privacy is more important than ever and with Android 10, Google is implementing new features for application permissions to help you better understand and control the elements that applications can access on your phone.

According to the Google, applications that request your location will now display a new pop-up window that asks if you want to allow access to this location all the time, only when the application is in use or not.

In addition, Google notes that:

In Android Q, the operating system gives users even more control over applications by controlling access to shared files. Users can control the application’s access to photos, videos, and audio collections through new execution permissions. For downloads, applications must use the system file selector, which allows the user to choose which download files the application can access.

The “Use permissions” page in settings has been completely modified to indicate the permissions used by several of its applications, the ability to filter by permissions to see which applications are using certain applications and a new user interface for “Information” is now introduced.

An improved sharing menu

android 10 sharing menu

The menu to share Android has been a roller coaster for a while. The main feature is acceptable, but it opens slowly, no matter which phone you use. Fortunately, Android 10 has looked into this and made some amendments to that. 

Google briefly mentioned in its blog post, stating that “The shared UI can be loaded instantly as soon as it is launched because the shortcuts are published in advance.”

Speaking of sharing, Android 10 also offers something called “Sharing Shortcuts.”

A shortcut for sharing allows developers to create a new option in the share menu that will share a file/photo/ etc. in a specific part of another application much faster than before.

Better support for folding phones

android 10 folding phones

2019 will be the year that the folding phones finally reaches the market. To make the experience of these new devices the best possible, it has optimized Google Android 10, with specific functions and folding experiences.

According to Google:

“To help your applications take advantage of these devices and other large-screen devices, we have made several improvements to Android 10, including changes to onResume and OnPause to support multiple recoveries and notify your computer. application when directed. We have also changed the operation of the resizable activity manifest attribute to help you manage the display of your application on large, foldable screens.”

What is the release date?

On March 13, 2019, Android 10 Beta 1 was launched and was made available for download in the Pixel, Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 series. Beta 2 came out on April 3, Beta 3 was launched on May 7. During Google I/O, beta 4 arrived on June 5, beta 5 arrived on July 10 and beta 6 was launched on August 7.

Now we are waiting for the final version of Android 10 to be released before the end of the third quarter. It is being speculated that the final version of Android 10 (a.k.a. Andriod Q) is all ready to hit the roll-out on September 3rd, 2019.

Do share your experiences with us after updating the latest version after it hits the market. Also, you are most welcome to share any features that we might have missed out.

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